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16 Dec 2018 14:33:28
PERERIA from Man United on loan is a possible, BUT the player doesn't want to sign a one year extension to his existing contract. Which United insist on before he could leave on loan and that club want so they can make a sale later on ( Both the player and club have a one year option ) . The Player wants to leave on a free at seasons end So we will see how this plays out IRONMIKE.




15 Dec 2018 14:56:59
ALMIRON It seems Has chosen Newcastle over. WH. IRONMIKE.


1.) 15 Dec 2018 16:44:55
He must be mad.

2.) 15 Dec 2018 19:55:05
Suprisingkly West Ham haven't pressed this hard, so, they have different ideas. IRONMIKE.

3.) 15 Dec 2018 21:37:20
Full backs would be ideal, a good solid center mid and another striker and we can really push for top 6.

4.) 16 Dec 2018 08:52:28
One of three reasons for Almiron:

1. MP is ok with his squad

2. MP has other position priorities

3. There is no cash for this window

Shame, though. I rate him.

5.) 16 Dec 2018 10:59:03
There’s cash. IRONMIKE.

6.) 16 Dec 2018 19:09:06
Full backs have to. be first priority.

7.) 17 Dec 2018 14:42:31
Priority issue, as we have other areas that need more urgent attention if we are to push for top six.
If we buy Almiron (or similar player), how do you keep Anderson, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Antonio and Dianganna all happy while also ensuring there are opportunities for Holland and Silva to come through. Of that bunch only Antonio may be in danger of sale. Do not see us getting a winger (other than Nasri) until summer.
Pellegrini will be LOOKING for another powerful athletic striker similar to Arnie. I get a feeling Carroll doesn't do enough for MP's style, not mobile enough. At City he had Dzeko and Negredo supported by Aguero and Jovetic.



07 Dec 2018 10:51:27
Hi fellas Round up. Things work out sometimes very strangely as PEREZ had just agreed a deal in principle to go to BETIS on loan until seasons end, that's now been cancelled, WHILST WH where trying to make end of season deal for MAXI GOMEZ Athletico have stepped in to sink that prospect, SALA has been told he can go to WH if they meet the players asking price of 22 m euros ON RICE privately Pellegrini is troubled he could lose the player and is trying to convince the boss to sort this out pronto, WH have not followed up on Heaton from Burnley, and ALMIRON looks present, y to be Newcastle NOT WH bound as we look to Nasri for a short term fix, NOT the way forward for me, we need to constantly upgrade not use polyfilla. IRONMIKE.


1.) 07 Dec 2018 11:46:07
Thanks for that update Mike I. Really think Rice is the start of another group of youngsters coming through as they did 20 years ago Diangana has proved sometimes you just need to be given the chance really need to tie him down

Any update on the Arnie situation.

2.) 07 Dec 2018 12:05:19
ARNIE post new year probably around 10th jan. IRONMIKE.

3.) 07 Dec 2018 13:41:21
Thanks for Update Mike

Concerning Rice it just goes to show how DGS are so out of touch, they have no problem paying 50k plus for average players than have no commitment and warm the bench and probably looking for a move, but for a young player who plays regularly and is such a talent they are haggling over silly money, I just don't get what is going on in there brain, as said before even if they don't rate him on his asking wages you need to get him to sign to protect a transfer fee, I still can't believe they are that stupid and something else going on.

4.) 07 Dec 2018 15:41:07
It's hard to tell what's really going on with Rice and hard to imagine the club will let him slip away - looks like there is more to this than we know.
I would imagine that Nasri will be brought in as cover for Anderson - who can't play every game until the end of the season -Snodgrass and Wilshere (! )
Lanzini will be back in the Summer so an experienced player without a fee for cover for several players til the end of the season looks pretty sensible to me.

5.) 07 Dec 2018 20:38:12
Perhaps Rice is not wanting to discuss and is waiting to see who comes for him? Agents are rewarded based on contracts players get so why would it be so hard to believe he is getting advice to say the right things in public but not negotiate on a contract? Been done before. Otherwise you would have to believe DGS are completely stupid.

6.) 07 Dec 2018 22:08:00
It’s very possible. IRONMIKE.

7.) 08 Dec 2018 12:11:21
Just shows we really should have pulled the trigger on Gomez when we had the chance. Rue missing that one he looks perfect for the prem.

Xande Silva and Holland both missing for the under23s last night, I hope it's not to soon for them after their hamstring injuries and they can take an opportunity if presented today. I hope they are %100 ready.



29 Nov 2018 09:50:49
WH fall asleep on Almiron as Newcastle takr up the running, / . Man United are we interested. Phil Jones? WH not sure re Cahill , as the player looks to Villa,


1.) 02 Dec 2018 15:37:42
Who would we prefer? Tough one :)



25 Nov 2018 14:49:27
After watching Keith Balde again WH have little chance of nabbing him, Milan will surely take up their option IRONMIKE.


1.) 28 Nov 2018 12:55:41
Agreed. I think the main priority has to be full backs because ours are dreadful and if Zabaletta leaves as expected we are even shorter.

2.) 28 Nov 2018 14:41:28
any truth we may go in for Almamy Toure? seems a good option.

3.) 28 Nov 2018 18:08:33
So many beng looked over, it’s nye impossible to rubber stamp anyth8ng just yet. IRONMIKE.




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15 Dec 2018 19:37:23
GOOD WIN, a few flappy moments NOBLE booking not for me he got the ball Mitrovic made a meal out of it ANTONIO should show his legs on camera the amount of times he was kicked by Mawson I lost count. Anderson and Snodgrass great Balbuena and Zabletta equally so, what a change is taking place, IRONMIKE.


1.) 15 Dec 2018 20:05:04
Another 3 points
Confidence is clearly showing
We rode our luck a few times but hey ho
Let’s keep it up.

2.) 15 Dec 2018 22:11:57
Hiya MIKE BALBUENA most be the buy of the season what a steal . COYI.

3.) 15 Dec 2018 22:18:13
That's the way MP likes to play open attacking g football I'm pleased he's getting the results and more importantly the performances I'm not saying we've got a GEORGE GRAHAM back four and defence but we look solid enough and I truly believe with another top draw CDM to play alongside RICE we would be far tighter and give our defence more protection I said a month ago I think we are 4 players away from being a very good side imo . COYI.

4.) 16 Dec 2018 15:56:54
Balbuena was indeed terrific and that’s the beauty of finding gems. IRONMIKE.



09 Dec 2018 10:06:13
Not putting any dampeners on it but we can only climb so high in the table because we are too porous at the back all the quality sides have tight defences and good goal differences until we get that sorted we will be limited in success, BUT great improvement no question. IRONMIKE.


1.) 09 Dec 2018 16:07:14
A new left back and box to box midfielder would help that roll on january.

2.) 09 Dec 2018 20:29:28
Seem to switch off a little from corners when we are ahead. Last couple games we had great chances to put the 4th in though game would be dead and buried, we attack with so many numbers look a little vulnerable on the counter but fair to say I'm sure we are all happy with how well we are attacking. Seems a bit like a we'll score more than you at the moment very open and exciting stuff. Not complaining sure defence will get better too in time may take some new full backs.

3.) 09 Dec 2018 18:26:13
Arnautovic is out for a month we definitely look suspect on the left why not move Anderson to no10 his favorite position and go with Cresswell wth Masuaku sitting in front of him has we did last year both like to get forward but both have the legs to get back n help out. we need to cut out the silly passing mistakes palace/ cardiff u may get away with it the big six need half a chance.

4.) 10 Dec 2018 08:58:51
Agree with all comments, yes we are fragile at the back, but we are a threat when going forward for the time being I would rather be a threat going forward rather than have a tight defence. We had nothing after 4 games now were on 21 points, MP just needs the balance which hopefully he can address in Jan

I have stated in my posts in the past this season for me is a free season for MP, take a look at what we have sell who won't fit in to his style and build with his kind of players in Jan if the right player is available but most definitely in the summer.

Concerning the defence yes we are fragile but with decent scouting as in the Diop signing its something that can be addressed in Jan.

For the time being as long as we are a threat upfront we always have a chance.

5.) 11 Dec 2018 08:57:52
I agree with the above. MP will need the whole season to sort out his squad. We need to trust his skill and man management - just look at what he’s done with Snodgrass.

If we are recruiting Nasri for midfield (short term fix) in January instead of Almiron (a real Prem star of the future), I am disappointed, but this may well be financial. Remember how much we spent in the summer and that Nasri is on a free. I don’t think the David’s are worried about his high wages on a 6 month contract as long as we stay within FFP. They probably want to keep a lid on capital expenditure until next summer, when MP has made his mind up about squad exits.

We also have Lanzini and Yarmolenko to return for next season.

6.) 11 Dec 2018 09:56:04
Big IF, but if results go our way this weekend, we could be 7th, and just 2 points behind man united COYI.



08 Dec 2018 16:55:12
BIT of a nail biter in the end, BUT that's a great result, BOY do we need full backs, IRONMIKE.


{Ed0333's Note - AC is nearly match fit tho mate lol

1.) 08 Dec 2018 18:02:09
Do we ever. Clyne and another left back.

{Ed0333's Note - not Nathaniel Clyne surely?



05 Dec 2018 21:51:29
Warrington, it appears tha5 Zaha Tomkins and Millojevuc should all. be available for selection this Saturday. IRONMIKE.


1.) 06 Dec 2018 09:55:18
Apparently there suspended.

2.) 06 Dec 2018 13:25:54
I thought that as well Hammer, I heard it on the Sports Bar on Tuesday and again yesterday. I hope at least Zaha is Palace are crap without him.



04 Dec 2018 21:44:22
COMETH THE hour cometh the men! At HT I thought a draw would be a good result for us the way we went to pieces before HT PEREZ who has previously played with concrete boots on took his chances, ANTONIO suddenly came to life, and SNODGRASS the MOM for me now that's saying something, shame we spoilt it with Lazy defending in the last minute another clean sheet would have bee; great IRONMIKE.


1.) 05 Dec 2018 08:18:15
Agreed Mike, but they should have scored the penalty so maybe swings and roundabouts.

Its a little worrying that it takes us time to get moving and if the opposition had taken chances as in the Newcastle match 6 points could have resulted in 2 or even 1.

Still not grumbling that's football. I heard Tompkins and Zaha are out for Palace on Saturday, I can not see this on line does anyone know?

If so I expect another 3 goals as Palace without Zaha is like Pie Mash without Liquor it just does not work.

2.) 05 Dec 2018 14:25:29
We have a run of games with the right results could ease the pressure in the new year and we can begin to enjoy games.

3.) 05 Dec 2018 23:46:44
Hands up I'm not a fan of SNODGRASS but he was good against Cardiff and close to MOM for me.




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16 Dec 2018 15:55:42
Chelsea are VERY very reluctant to l part company with him that’s the problem, there is a small chance of a loan albeit very small WH would love him, IF Chelsea would part. They would want. Around. 28/ 30 m IRONMIKE.




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16 Dec 2018 10:59:03
There’s cash. IRONMIKE.




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15 Dec 2018 19:55:05
Suprisingkly West Ham haven't pressed this hard, so, they have different ideas. IRONMIKE.




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13 Dec 2018 00:24:29
Nice post Nickinho I think you have covered all the main points here, IT WAS the idea originally to have another spendfest this coming summer however injuries, and poor performances by some players demand more urgent attention, we don’t have to sell anybody to buy a couple of players as close to 35 m can be available However WH will look to sell on and reduce wage bill or at least keep it under control. IRONMIKE.




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07 Dec 2018 22:08:00
It’s very possible. IRONMIKE.





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16 Dec 2018 15:56:54
Balbuena was indeed terrific and that’s the beauty of finding gems. IRONMIKE.




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14 Dec 2018 12:31:01
We all knew well in advance what the risks were with Wilshere He’s on a much lesser retainer so it’s only half a kick up, Carroll must go, and I think we all agree with Masuaku. IRONMIKE.




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12 Dec 2018 10:49:11
It must be remembered how difficult it is to hold onto players who constantly agitate especially when they are not even in the squad So descisions must be made And WH will pick up 10% of any sell on fee in one payment. IRONMIKE.




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11 Dec 2018 18:22:04
Yes he does. IRONMIKE.




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09 Dec 2018 10:25:52
Not now but end of season take the money, every player has a price, 50 m plus grab it get two or three excellent younger players in , brains needed in sorting it out but that’s how less wealthy clubs can build up. IRONMIKE.